Ep 37 | How to Become a Paid Speaker or Influencer

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 37

It is true that becoming a paid public speaker (or influencer) is one of the most attractive career choices today or simply a great side-hustle. But talking in front of a crowd requires you to master some skills that are absolutely necessary.

What are these skills? How can you master them? Let’s find out.

Learn how to build yourself as a speaker, the foundation sources you need to stay in the game, and much more from Mike Acker in this episode of the Advance podcast!

EPISODE 37 SUMMARY & HIGHLIGHTS

How do you build yourself a platform as a public speaker or influencer?

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To build yourself a platform as a public speaker, you’ve to be one of these - there has to be a reason for people to listen to you, there has to be a reason for you to influence others, or there has to be a reason for you to be a thought leader or an influencer.

What are the five foundational sources for you to become a successful public speaker?

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1. Stories

Some public speakers become immensely successful because of their stories of overcoming a challenge. Some examples are speakers like Bethany Hamilton or Aron Ralston. Both of them have a fascinating and dramatic story that gets the audience hooked. The bigger your story, the better it sells. Your success attracts people. If you are wildly successful, people will want to learn about your success story.

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2. Success

Your speaking platform comes from noticed success. And noticed success comes from having a daily rhythm.

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3. Product

Once you have a product that is wildly successful, you get noticed by publications and media. If you do not have a success story, the next best thing is to launch a product that you can talk about. This could be a clothing line, a new book or even an app.

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4. Affiliation

Being affiliated to someone could open various doors of opportunity for you.

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5. Personality

Having an attractive personality often makes up for the other factors. An example could be comedians. What attracts the audience is their comedic persona.

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6. Hard work

This is a standalone quality that is absolutely necessary for your success. You need to work hard to get where you want to be.

KEY QUOTES:

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“There has to be a reason for people to listen to you. There has to be a reason for you to influence others. There has to be a reason for you to be a thought leader.”

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“The more successful you are with something, the more you can speak from that platform.”

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“When it comes to speaking, your speaking platform comes from the noticed success, not just the daily success. But the noticeable success comes from your daily rhythms.”

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE PODCAST

● Book- Pirates, Scoundrels Saint

● Person – John Maxwell

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